Scientific Forecaster Discussion
Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Melbourne Florida
935 am EDT sun Mar 29 2015
..another cold night tonight then moderating temperatures...
..Boating conditions poor today then improving...
Today/tonight...high pressure center vicinity central/southern
Appalachians will continue to push southeast while orientation
of the ridge becomes west/east as cold front moves towards the
eastern Seaboard. This will maintain the cool north wind flow
today...so even with full sunshine...maximum temperatures will be near 10
degrees below normal in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Winds will
diminish tonight as surface ridge axis settles into north part
of peninsula. This will result in rather similar low temperatures for
the area in the middle/upper 40s...except close to the coast lows
will be more mild due to light boundary layer winds out of the
east. Will therefore open up a range of lows for coastal zones.
today/tonight...high pressure center dropping southeast out of
the middle section of the country strengthened a few millibars as
was forecast. This has temporarily tightened the gradient and
produced 15 knot northerly winds and poor conditions for small
craft in the Gulf Stream. Winds will ease tonight as the axis
of surface ridge gets near...resulting in light east wind flow.
Climate...record lows for March 30:
dab 39 1955
mco 38 1937
mlb 44 1941
vrb 46 2013